Open Water certification course opens up an all-new opportunity for people who want to do scuba diving. With this certification course you can dive in any part of the world and you can also start a career in scuba diving. PADI Open water course in Havelock is the most popular diving course for serious scuba divers. Now, if you have already experienced diving in the past and are looking to advance in various scuba diving experiences around the world then you would surely want to take up and advanced course so that you can dive in most parts of the world just by showing your certified diver card which you receive upon completion of this open waters scuba diving course in Havelock. What this means is that you are eligible enough to go diving in open waters all by yourself under supervision. No more anyone has to hold you underwater as was the case for beginner diving.
For those interested in learning to dive, we offer the Open Water Course.
The Open Water course consists of 3 sections:
- Academic development: Here, you learn the theory of diving. This is covered in a mix of videos, self-study and instructor briefings
- Confined water training: here, you master the essential skills of scuba, starting from the basic (breathing underwater) and working your way up to complex (removing/replacing your equipment underwater)
- Open water dives: now you get a chance to apply everything that you have learned by actually diving into the open waters. We conduct 4 dives in the open water, where you repeat some of the skills that you learned earlier, and where you also get a chance to dive, enjoy yourself and soak in the wonders of the underwater world.
After completing the course successfully, you receive a certification card from PADI. PADI is considered to be the most renowned institution that provide diving certificates. Having said that other institutions such as SSI are good as well.
A quick word on these agencies: these certification cards are universally accepted by dive operators worldwide, all are interchangeable (you can start with one and switch to another) and all of these allow you to rent equipment and dive anywhere, so regardless of which option you choose, you get a high-quality course.
Typically, the Open Water course lasts for 4 full days. However, we recognize that different people learn at different speeds – besides, you are on vacation and may want to extend your training. So, the time to certification can be more or less. Two things are for sure: we will not rush you, and we will not compromise on your training.
As with our diving, we believe in small groups and personalized attention during training. With our large staff of instructors, we can keep our classes small – usually 4:1 or better student: professional ratio – ensuring that you get all the personal attention that you need.
If you have any health-related concerns about learning to dive then you will have to consult your doctor. We expect you to have basic medical fitness and can swim up to 200 metres without any issue in open waters. Hoping to get you certified soon and to offer you an amazing learning experience on Havelock Island.